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Ben Ricketts Environmental Preserve – Jamberoo – Shoalhaven – NSW

Ben Ricketts is an Environmental Preserve located in Jamberoo just 2hrs and 33 minutes from Sydney, where you and your kids can get back to basics in simple accommodation surrounded by nature.

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There are friendly sheep and chickens too which you can get involved in with the caretaker.

Ben Ricketts is an ideal retreat for large groups, families and couples, it is set within the tall forest of the Illawarra Escarpment. They offer three fully equipped self-contained cabins for holidays. Spend your days enjoying the fresh mountain air, visit the rainforest, paddle in the creeks, glades and open paddocks.

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Be woken up by the cry of lyrebirds and Ben Ricketts is home to echidnas, wombats, swamp wallabies, greater gliders and a great variety of birds. Listen to whipbirds, the lyrebirds, bowerbirds, catbirds, kookaburras and watch carefully to see sugar gliders.

The friendly sheep graze upon the grassed areas of the property, and free range chooks wander around and lay fresh eggs daily.

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The cabins at Ben Ricketts are surrounded by lush rainforest and there are abundant wild birds and animal life. Sit upon the veranda of one of your cabin listen to frogs and watch cars wind down behind the mountain.

Children are made very welcome, ad there is plenty of grassed areas for them to play and lots of nature to wonder at. There are marked bushwalking trails upon the property – these tracks start quite close to your cabins.

Ben Ricketts has three self-catering cabins, each has with a fully equipped kitchen, there are shower facilities, a slow combustion wood heater and an electric heater.

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No TVs are provided – its get back to nature after all!

All the beds have pillows, warm blankets and feather doonas. You do need to bring your own linen at Ben Ricketts – indoor and outdoor footwear, sheets, pillowslips, towels, your personal needs, a torch and your food.


The cabins are non smoking and pets are not permitted.

Please note : DO NOT  leave a message for this farm in the comment section as we are not an Enquiry Site, we are purely an Information Site, so if you would like to contact this farm please Telephone (02) 4236 0208

Just as a Rough Price guide :

$430 for a 2 night Standard Weekend for 4 persons

$400 for a 4 night Standard Midweek for 4 persons

Please note that school holidays and holiday/special event weekends are not considered standard times in most accommodations.


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